by Anura Guruge
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Where is Al Gore?
I hope he is enjoying this Global Warming induced heat wave we are enjoying.
But, as to the Internet.
I think, and as I have mentioned I was the Principal Consultant at BBN a company that provided much of the initial technology for the Internet, that Al Gore probably does have better claims for having invented the Internet than God — though even Al’s claim is pretty lame.
I am the first to admit, though I have a veritable army of Catholics, including a number of priests, who try to educate me on an ongoing basis, this God stuff confuses the heck out of me. Amazes me the number of times I am told that my name got mentioned in Catholic Mass! I am humbled.
I thought everything was a ‘Gift from God‘. Have I got that wrong? See, I told you. I don’t get this stuff.
Given that I am somewhat open minded lets kick this around. If the Internet is indeed a ‘Gift from God’ what was God doing when poor Galileo was being put to the sword by the Vatican? Ooops! I just worked it out. God was buy creating the Internet while Galileo was on trial. I can understand. Creating the world, us, the universe and all of that in a week was probably nothing compared to creating the Internet. I doubt whether even God could have created the Internet in a week. I think it took Al Gore at least 4 years.
Francis, though I do like him, has this propensity for saying the most inane things — such as ‘Rugby is a gentle sport’!
Maybe not as much now, BUT what was the Internet’s PREDOMINANT use during its first two decades of existence.
Sex and Porn.
So God, in his infinite wisdom, gifted us the ultimate tool for pursuing porn?
Don’t tell anyone but I even know that Catholic priests use the Internet for checking out porn!
So this is ‘a Gift of God’.
Though he (maybe it a she) totally and utterly confounds me, I like God — just like I like Francis. I have always thought that God has one heck of a sense of humor. This is another example. He gives man, and I use that quite intentionally, ‘The Internet’, the ultimate tool for indulging in porn and self-gratification. Way to GO GOD.
Maybe, I got this wrong. Maybe Al Gore was God’s gift. That would make much more sense. So God wanted us to have the Internet, so we could have easier access to porn, and to make that happen gifted us Al Gore.
God sure works in mysterious ways.